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ERIC Number: ED097604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 27
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The Involvement Inventory and Drug Use Among High School Students.
Heslin, Richard; Blake, Brian
The Involvement Inventory, an instrument that measures a respondent's active involvement in life in three arenas--people, things, and ideas--was examined to determine its concurrent validity and ability to differentiate among high school students who have varying involvement with drugs. The inventory related well to other scales which measure related characteristics. Furthermore, through use of the inventory it was discovered that adolescent drug users, instead of being withdrawn and marginal, were interpersonally active and outgoing and, instead of being hostile and cynical, tended to be cognitively passive and accepting of others' ideas and pronouncements. It was also discovered, in passing, that high school boys become more generally active during high school, and high school girls become more passive as they move from the sophomore to senior year. (Author)
Richard Heslin, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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